Bham Now Nature Roundup – November 3rd

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Photo of Little River Canyon 2017 – by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for November 3rd.

Two very popular and important nature festivals are on tap this weekend.

Up north at Little River Canyon, the JSU Canyon Center is holding their 9th annual Canyon Fest on Saturday.

Closer to home, in Hoover, the Moss Rock Festival will be holding their annual first weekend in November event.

In sad news, Jim Martin, the former Commissioner of Conservation who helped establish the Forever Wild Program passed away this week at age 99. A remarkable man, Martin also served with General George Patton in World War II.

Also released this week, Bham Now’s special series on Alabama’s biodiversity. One of the most impressive maps in the first story was the one below. Note how Alabama is at the epicenter of fish diversity in the nation.


Map of Fish Diversity in the U.S by

Bham Now  – Who Knew? Alabama ranks first in biodiversity. How did that happen?

Bham Now – Birmingham bike trails perfect in autumn

Bham Now – Celebrating 25 years – Little Canyon National Preserve beauty is timeless

Gadsden Times – OUR VIEW: Jim Martin left a mark on his city, state, country – Dishonorable mention: More invasive species bugging Alabama

Alabama News Center – Plant a lovely tree this fall with tips from Alabama Power

Alabama State Parks – Parks for Patriots Veterans Program

WVTM NBC 13 – Birmingham Zoo awarded environmental education grant

Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.
Featured Artist, Tracie Noles_ Moss Rock Poster Design. Via _

Little River Canyon National Preserve – Canyon Fest – November 4th

Moss Rock Festival – Eco-Festival – November 4-5

GASP – Toast to Clean Air – November 8th

Black Warrior Riverkeeper – Black Warrior Riverkeeper Giveback Night – Ghost Train Brewery – November 9th

Aldridge Gardens – Adventures of a Citizen Scientist – November 9th

Alabama Coastal Foundation – Connect to Your Coast at Good People  – November 13th

Good People Birmingham Alabama

ASAN – ASAN Food & Farm Forum – December 8-9

Cahaba River Society – Cahaba River Watershed Project Opening – December 9th

Alabama Wildlife Federation – 2017 Calendar of Events

Wild South – 2017 Events Calendar 

Alabama Wildlife Center – 2017 Events Calendar

Discovering Alabama –Broadcast Schedule 

Birmingham Zoo – 2017 Calendar of Events

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Birmingham Zoo via BigPlants

Birmingham Audubon Society – Upcoming Events

Sierra Club Alabama Chapter – Meetings and Hikes –

Fresh Air Family – 2017 Calendar

Alabama Birding Trails Calendar

Little River Canyon Center – 2017 Calendar

In case you missed it, here is last week’s Nature Roundup.

  • Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.